11/30 Whole Life Wednesday
Lindsay is standing stall with 215lbs. Do you know how many women in the gym can deadlift more than 200lbs?
Ask any of us who have complete a Whole Life Challenge and we'll tell you that eventually the weekly lifestyle challenges become the most important and most impactful on our lives.
The weekly challenges are all about helping us create new lifestyle habits to help us manage our stress. Stress is the root of all of our suffering. Stress impacts our quality of life more than any other thing. Stress impacts your sleep, which impacts your mood, which impacts your eating choices, which impacts how you feel about yourself. Stress affects everything. The better you can manage it, the healthier and happier you will be.
Lucky for us the WLC folks recognize just how important these weekly lifestyle challenges have become for many of us. They are now offering official Off-Season WLC Skill Practices. Woohooo!
These Off-Season WLC Skill Practices are mini-challenges intended to help you fine-tune different aspects of your health and wellness. Offered between Challenges, these weekly practices address fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, productivity, and personal connection — because health is about far more than food and the gym.
This week's challenge is to:
Get Up 30 Minutes Early Every Day This Week
"How you begin the day sets the tone for the entire day. It can be hard to “seize the day” and make the most of it if you’ve only allowed yourself the bare minimum to get out the door in one piece — not to mention if you have a troop of little ones, a pet, or other obligations to handle in addition to yourself. Without some wiggle room, it becomes easy to start your day with forgetfulness, stress, and disorganization.
Getting up early is also a great way to get “me-time.” I know many mothers who cherish the time before the rest of the household awakes. It’s the time of day when they get to do exactly what they want and need to do. Imagine you could actually finish that book you’ve been meaning to read or that you don’t have to come home to that pile of unfolded laundry.
Experiment with your thirty minutes. Maybe one morning you try exercising during that time. Another morning, you might journal. And yet another morning, try making a list of what you intend to accomplish with your day. Or simply do “nothing” — go for a walk, sit by the window, or take big deep breaths while you sip your morning coffee.
There is no “wrong” way to use these thirty minutes. But through experimentation, you may find a very “right” way to begin your day.
The Whole Life Challenge asks you to examine your life through a different lens – your physical health, your emotional health, and your overall lifestyle. This eight-week challenge will improve your daily habits, leaving you happier, healthier, and more in control of your outcomes. If you’re ready for a change, this is your opportunity. "
Reps for load of:
Yippee it's a deadlift day. We love deadlift days. Don't you? Today we are getting heavy. Start your first set of 10 reps at about 50% of your 1RM and go up from there. Heavy days have a powerful impact on our neuroendocrine system and heavy days just also make us feel amazing! Enjoy!
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